Australian artist Catherine Woo was selected to create a façade for the newly developed Ritz-Carton hotel in Perth, Western Australia. Her work titled Cascade was designed to showcase a sense of place, with an undulating textured surface referencing the nearby Swan River and the falling water of the famous Kimberley Gorges. Fabricated in recycled cast aluminium, the rippling surface with reflective layer comes to life via the light-responsive materials, creating a powerful physical presence through scale and reflection.
UAP collaborated with Probuild and Woo through the design phase, fabrication and installation of this work. At over 20 metres high, this monumental work was developed using Virtual Reality Technology to explore depth in context and scale.
Image credits: Robert Frith Acorn Photo, Rachel See